This party has a special place in my heart, because it has a vintage children’s book theme. From the treats to the little details, this Little Golden Book party was sweet as pie.
This happens to be a first birthday, but I LOVE this theme for an adoption shower or gotcha party as well. The sweet little animals in these books, bring me back to my own childhood.
The pink and white chocolate covered Oreos were such a treat. It was the first time I ever tried one, and I have since mastered the art myself. It’s actually quite easy if you follow my simple steps to Chocolate Covered Oreos.
DIY LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK HATS
I always love a little DIY. Now by a little, I truly mean just a little. These hats were a showstopper! And they were super simple to make.
STEP ONE: Purchase party hats and one little golden book.
STEP TWO: Pull out a page from the book and fit to the hat. Cut extras. Glue.
How dreamy is this little smash cake? All the desserts were created by my amazing friend Stephanie at Desserts Straight Up. Her talents are endless, and this little white fondant Bambi mirrors the book cover so perfectly.
Isabella loved her smash cake. She dove right in and took the tiniest bite. I laugh because you see all these kids with the smearing and the smashing. I think she was saving it for later.
Little Golden Book Party
A little bit of backstory, we had brought Bella home with us, just 8 months prior from a foster home. By this time, she was my everything! My little ball of joy! But she started out with these little wobbly legs, and we did physical therapy for quite some time. We were celebrating the beauty and innocence of all that with our Bambi theme.
One of my tips for these little birthdays is to section off an area for the kids to play. Set chairs around a soft mat, or in our case we created a faux grassy area with today. The party lasted 5 hours! The kids played and played.
This is such a great memory for us as a combination of a first birthday and gothca party. I always say the first is just as much for the parents as the kids. Because, hey, you did it!